BCCC President Announces June 2021 Resignation

BCCC President Stephanie Shanblatt speaks. Photo by Evan Easterling.

Bucks County Community College’s president plans to stay with the institution for one more academic year before retiring June 2021.

The college announced President Stephanie Shanblatt’s retirement Thursday. Her final day is June 30, 2021.

Shanblatt has been with the school since 2012. She is their fourth president in 56 years.

“I have deeply appreciated the opportunity to serve the college and have truly enjoyed my tenure at Bucks,” said Shanblatt.

Shanblatt has presided over several notable achievements during her time with BCCC.

In 2017, the school opened its $17.5 million Science Center at the Newtown Campus. The building offered new labs, state of the art equipment, and opportunities for new courses.

Additionally, in 2018 Shanblatt announced plans to build the “Bucks County Center for Economic & Workforce Development” next to the Lower Bucks Epstein Campus building. Potentially opening in 2021, it will consolidate several departments under one roof for the benefit of local business and job seekers.

Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt with students at a “Pizza with the President” event on the Newtown campus in 2019. Photo via BCCC.

Shanblatt has also overseen collaborative efforts with local organizations and businesses like Parx Casino and PA Career Link.

“The partnerships with businesses, other educational entities, non-profits, and our elected officials are a testament to the value of the college within the county, and has been both gratifying and enjoyable,” noted Shanblatt. “I appreciate all those in the community who have worked with us to serve Bucks Countians.”

Shanblatt valued one achievement above them all.

“Most importantly, we have focused on student success with many new initiatives that have demonstrably helped our students to graduate and transfer.”

The college states its Board of Trustees will “launch a nationwide search” to find a replacement to fill Shanblatt’s shoes.